A Message to Idaho Voters

Your vote this fall is important to  Idaho! We have a chance to win key elections this year but we need your help. We have fantastic candidates this year, including Paulette Jordan for Governor, Kristin Collum for Lieutenant Governor and Cindy Wilson for Superintendent of Public Instruction, along with Cristina McNeil for Congressional District 1 and Aaron Swisher for Congressional District 2. We also have issues on the ballot including Proposition 2, which would expand Medicaid in Idaho if passed.

To find out who your local and statewide candidates are, check out this page on our website: https://idahodems.org/2018-candidates-idaho-dems

Even if you voted from abroad in the past, if you haven't yet requested your ballot this year, you still need to do so to make sure you can vote. Just go to votefromabroad.org, fill in the Federal request form, print, sign and send it in to your local election office here in Idaho.

On behalf of the Idaho Democratic Party I thank you for your commitment to voting!

Democratically yours,
Bert Marley, Chair
Idaho Democratic Party


Your deadlines are coming up. Don't forget:

REGISTER to vote from abroad by Friday, October 12. The registration form will also request your ballot and must be sent by mail. We recommend that you request to have your ballot delivered to you by email, and that you send your request form asap to ensure you have enough time to return your ballot.


REQUEST your overseas absentee ballot by Friday, October 26, 5pm local time. You may send your request form by email, fax or postal mail. We recommend sending your request form by email, and having your ballot delivered to you by email.


RETURN your ballot by Tuesday, November 6, 8pm local time. Your ballot must be mailed and received by close of polls on Election Day. Mail your voted ballot early enough for it to reach Idaho before the deadline. We recommend mailing your ballot by Monday, October 8.


All overseas voters may vote in Idaho state and local elections as well as elections for federal offices (US House and US Senate races).

Note: When you fill in your ballot request form, be aware that selecting “I intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may contribute towards establishing yourself as a tax resident in your voting state. Because the legal requirements to establish "residence" or "domicile" for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your form you may consider seeking advice on these matters from your tax professional.